A town has been left shaken and shocked after losing a 'lovely lad'.

Ben Law lost his life after a tragic car crash on the A596 on March 21, he died on Saturday after weeks spent battling against his injuries.

The young man was a popular figure in the town and was well loved by all who met him and knew him.

Friends have been left crying after it was announced he had lost his battle.

Sandra Hodson, Wigton Resident and member of the town council said: "My thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.

"What do you say?

"Wigton has lost another young life, a man who had his whole life ahead of him.

"I just want to reach out and give those who need a hug a hug but we can't at the moment.

"I hope the town will be able to line the streets to celebrate his life and say goodbye.

"Ben had a cracking sense of humour and lived and worked in the town his is going to be a big loss in the community.

"Everyone knew who he was he went to school here and had his life here.

"I also want his family and friends to know that our support is here for them during this time and if we can do anything help we will."

Police confirmed that a 22-year-old man has died two weeks after a fatal crash on the A596.

The crash, on March 21, involved a car and an HGV.

Ben Law, from Wigton, died at the Royal Victoria Infirmary on Saturday evening (April 3).

A police spokesman said: "The family of Ben are devastated at their loss and politely request privacy at this time. They are being supported by specialist officers.

"Police were called shortly after 8.40pm on March 21 following a collision between an HGV and BMW.

"The driver of the BMW, a 29-year-old man, and a second passenger, a 24-year-old woman, were both taken to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle, with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.

"The driver of the HGV was uninjured."

Officers are continuing to investigate the crash and are appealing to anyone with information or who witnessed the collision to call 101, quoting incident number of March 21, or they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.